Today's News

  • Evergreen's Vogel men excel in body-building competition
  • EPRD to vote on community garden May 22

    A community garden that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability has been planning for the past several months is in the final approval stages.

  • It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs — and jobs

    I laugh when I hear politicians talk about growing jobs. Like growing grass, they think all we need is a little water and some good soil. Most know nothing about the nation’s business.

  • Let’s try to keep politics in its place

    As we enter the most intense period of the American political cycle — Ppresidential election season — it’s worth reminding ourselves that not everything is political. This may sound obvious enough, but lately the line between politics and everything else has become blurred.

  • Spring temperatures throw off bird migration

    Driving into Evergreen this past weekend was a great pleasure. Spring has used her magic to turn the otherwise dreary day into a splash of color and beauty.
    The stream valleys were fringed with chartreuse lace as the willow’s golden twigs put out new green leaves, bringing color to every creek. It happens every spring, but I never tire of its glory. The streams are so proud of their new chartreuse dress that they dance all the way down to the plains.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A ripping yarn

  • Playoff defeat completes collapse

    Jon Cohen couldn’t have been more proud of the Evergreen Cougars’ boys lacrosse team. For a team he thought was looking at a .500 season at best to step up and win 10 consecutive games in 2012 and 11 overall was overachieving at its best.
    And yet there was some mild suprise when the Cougars, who won 11 of their first 12 games, stumbled all the way to a No. 23 seed in this year’s 24-team postseason tournament. Three straight losses and a third-place finish in the Foothills Conference will do that.

  • Cougars’ Greagor, Greene earn state tourney bid

    DENVER — Emilee Greagor and Emily Greene had little time to feel elation or pity for themselves. After all, it was prom night.
    But Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team didn’t have to feel sorry for themselves anyway. Despite a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Katie Fischer and Kyla Sherap of Colorado Academy in the 4A Region 1 finals May 4, the Lady Cougars, because of their second-place finish, are headed to state.

  • Tie a different result for Lobos, Cougars

    CONIFER — Settling for a tie can be somewhat unfulfilling, but don’t tell that to the Conifer Lady Lobos.
    Leading scorer Emily Walderman punched home a penalty-kick goal — her 18th score of the season — in the 47th minute as Conifer scored a 1-1 tie with rival Evergreen in the second annual Mountain Cup on May 2 at Lobo Field.
    For a team that made the postseason for the first time in four years in 2011, this was Conifer’s playoff game in 2012.

  • School district schedules second budget forum in Evergreen

    Following complaints about a board member’s behavior, the Jefferson County School District will host another community meeting to discuss its upcoming budgets.
    The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Evergreen Middle School. The first community meeting April 28 at Evergreen Middle School was moderated by board member Laura Boggs.
    Several groups complained to the board May 3 about Boggs’ behavior during the community forum.